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Scalp Serums

Why are Scalp Serums a Must-Have in Your Haircare Routine?

Dr. Deepti Prasad
Medically Reviewed By:

Dr. Deepthi Prasad, MBBS.

Written by Our Editorial Team


I bet my money that you have heard about skincare serums. Have you heard about scalp serums? If yes, then it probably means that you have taken the first step towards making yourself aware of all the hair care products that are available out there to improve your hair's health. But if you do not know what serums are and are enthusiastic to begin your scalp care journey, you have come to the perfect place.


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Scalp serums, just like your skincare serums, are for targeted causes that you might have been encountering. So, putting it simply, scalp serums are specifically formulated liquids for your scalp to treat specific haircare problems. As scalp serums contain concentrated ingredients, they are usually lightweight and do not sit on top of your scalp and cause buildup. They are easily absorbable and do not cause any weight loss or leave behind an oily residue. The most common causes that scalp serums target, depending on whether you are treating an itchy scalp or a dry scalp, include:

  • Rejuvenation/ or Vitalization of the scalp
  • Hydration
  • pH balanced
  • Dandruff control
  • Cleansing/ Exfoliating

Scalp Exfoliation

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Why are scalp serums a must-have?

Most people think a scalp clarifying or exfoliating shampoo followed by a moisturizing hair conditioner is the only haircare product that they need to maintain healthy hair, but we disagree because we believe a scalp serum would be an immersive addition to your hair care routine that can astronomically elevate the results that you receive from your shampoo, conditioner, and hair serums!

Scalp care serums are a must-have in your hair care routine for the following reasons that follow

  • Hair growth
  • Targeting itchy and dry scale
  • Strengthening hair

How do I choose a good scalp serum?

Good Scalp Serum

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To be able to choose a good scale serum, you need to have a firm understanding of the type of issue you are facing or would like to target. Depending on your choices, you need to match them with the below criteria to find the scalp serum perfect for you.


Look out for scalp serums that contain ingredients that target your particular hair issue. Let's say you are facing a dry scalp issue. It is better if you gravitate toward products that contain hyaluronic acid or aloe vera.

And if you have been on the hunt in the market to find a serum rich in Advanced HA, i.e., cationically charged hyaluronic acid, which provides long-lasting hydration and moisturization that improves scalp health, then you need to try ThriveCo’s Scalp Care Kit which contains Scalp Exfoliating Scrub and Scalp Vitalizing Serum, a quick-absorbing leave-in serum for stronger hair.

Buy ThriveCo Scalp Care Kit 



By formulation, we mean the consistency of the product—is it a light product or a densely formulated product? Light products with a water-like consistency avoid weighing down the volume of the hair and are usually best suited for light hair types. For denser hair types,, it is advisable to gravitate towards thick serums to see visible results.

Scalp care is very often an overlooked step in the hair care routine. While shampoos can clarify your scalp, nothing can equate to the longstanding benefits derived from scalp serum; hence, begin your scalp care journey by investing in a good and well-formulated scalp serum to take your hair that extra mile.

About Doctor :

Dr. Deepthi Prasad

Dr. Deepthi Prasad specializes in Dermatology, Cosmetology, and Aesthetic Dermatology and has been practicing for over 15 years. After completing MBBS from Dr. NTR University of Health Sciences Andhra Pradesh in 2009, she earned a MD in Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy from Osmania Medical College in Hyderabad in 2014.




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